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James Taylor is the author of books: Break Shot: My First 21 Years, October Road, Gaia, Mud Slide Slim, Knocking 'Round the Zoo, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Fire And Rain, James Taylor Complete: Volume 3, Limousine Driver, You've Got A Friend

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"I’m James Taylor and I’m a professional autobiographer." So begins the tender audio memoir Break Shot: My First 21 Years. Through decades of songs by the celebrated folk legend who brought us Fire and Rain and Carolina in My Mind, James Taylor has doled out details of his life in the poetry of his work. Taylor says his early life "is the source of many of my songs." and Break Shot is a tour of his first 21 years in rich, new detail. Combining storytelling, music and performance, this one-of-a-kind listening experience also features a crop of musical gems, including an unreleased recording of the beloved hymn Jerusalem, selections from his newest release American Standard, as well as new original scoring by Taylor specially recorded for Break Shot and more.

Recorded in his home studio, TheBarn in western Massachusetts, Taylor tells the deeply personal story of his youth, which is entwined with the story of his family. What started as an idyllic tight unit soon became a family sent to different emotional corners – like a break shot in the game of pool, he says, when you slam the cue ball into the fifteen other balls and they all go flying off.

By the time Taylor released his breakout second album in 1970, Sweet Baby James, he had seen the disintegration of his parents’ marriage and his family crumble in the aftermath. He had committed himself twice to a psychiatric hospital, battled depression, a heroin addiction, suffered a relapse, and traveled far away from the wood smoke and moonshine of the North Carolina landscapes in which he came of age. Despite it all, he was also on the cusp of superstardom and on his way to bringing light and joy to millions. He was 21.

In this Audible Original, Taylor lays bare the emotional turmoil he and his family fought through when he was first finding his musical path. At last, he creates an audio memoir illuminating the tenuous first act of a life he’s spent decades learning to fully live. Journey with James Taylor to a time before he became a Grammy Award-winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Arts; as well as one of the best-selling musicians of all time.
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James Taylor brings his timeless sound to the 21st century with October Road. This album-matching folio contains arrangements to all of the already-classic songs, plus two pages of exclusive photographs. Titles are: Baby Buffalo * Belfast to Boston * Caro
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Digital Sheet Music of Gaia

Composed by: James Taylor

Performed by: James Taylor

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Digital Sheet Music of Mud Slide Slim

Composed by: James Taylor

Performed by: James Taylor

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Digital Sheet Music of Knocking 'Round the Zoo

Composed by: James Taylor

Performed by: James Taylor

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Digital Sheet Music of Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

Composed by: James Taylor

Performed by: James Taylor

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Digital Sheet Music of Limousine Driver

Composed by: James Taylor

Performed by: James Taylor

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Digital Sheet Music of You've Got A Friend

Composed by: Carole King

Performed by: James Taylor